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comes with it. plus, back on track. the dramatic move for a high- speed rail in the bay area. and good morning to you, it is tuesday, october 26. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. your time is 6:00. and let's get you out the door with a quick look at traffic and weather. elizabeth, good morning. >> good morning. well, our biggest problem right now is in richmond eastbound 580 approaching bayview avenue. we have been getting several calls from the kcbs phone force. ken and steve letting us know this is a two-car crash eastbound 580 approaching bayview avenue. glass all over the roadway and one. cars is facing sideways. and it sounds like drivers are coming full speed at it so watch out for this through richmond. we'll have much more on your morning commute including an update on the bay bridge but in the meantime, tracy has a check of your forecast. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. satellite, i'm showing you the satellite because we really don't have a whole lot of clouds out there. mostly clear conditions for this morning leading us to some cool temperatures. frost advisory in effect for
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our north bay valleys. nativity scene few moments we'll have the afternoon highs, more sunshine on the way. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. back to you. >> thank you. developing news out of hayward. a suspicious fire at an apartment complex has forced some residents out of their homes. this is on arf avenue. officials say three cars caught fire in the carport. authorities reportedly received a call about a dumpster fire and when they arrived at the scene, three cars were on fire. there are no reports of any injuries. we will keep you posted on that story. 6:01. in just a few hours elected leaders will meet to discuss pg&e's pipeline inspection report. the utility now says about 300 manual gas valves may need to be replaced. on the phone with us now, pg&e spokesman david eisenhower. david, good morning.
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>> good morning. >> let's talk about the bay area in particular. where are the majority of the valves that need to be replaced in this area? >> well, we have done a preliminary assessment. we found about 300 locations throughout our service area. i don't have the exact number in the bay area. but that is one of the first places that we're looking at. there are locations throughout the greater bay area on the peninsula, some in the east bay, some in the south bay. >> are there any around the san bruno area? i know there is another big pipeline say in livermore. are they mainly around there or in scattered areas? >> they are throughout the area. we can't really say with a whole lot of accuracy exactly where they are just because of security reasons. you know, these are valves that could be accessed by somebody. so we can't pinpoint exactly where they are out of security
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reasons. >> i understand. let's talk about the timetable for getting this done and how much this work will cost you. >> sure. so again, this is the preliminary assessment. it's part of our pipeline 2020 program where we're looking at a number of ways to enhance the safety of our natural gas delivery system. so we have done an initial assessment of 600 miles. we found about 300 candidate valves. we are continuing that assessment. the next step is to bring in an engineering firm to look at the various factors that go into how we decide where we are going to put these valves and when we are going to put them and then as far as the costs, that's something we are going to look at. the cost are going to vary depending where the valves are located, what kind of work needs to be done to not only install the valves but install the control systems that are needed to activate these valves so it's really preliminary right now and it's hard to say exactly how much it's going to
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cost. we do plan to have a more comprehensive plan submitted to the california public utilities commission by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2011. >> david, thanks so much for joining us this morning. david eisenhower with pg&e, thank you. and this morning congresswoman jackie speier is hosting a meeting for pg&e official to explain to mayors from across the bay area more about natural gas main shutoff valves and other pipeline details. in other news, two people charged with posing as san bruno explosion victims are in more trouble now. the bennett and taylor failed to show u in court. taylor is believed to be in custody on unrelated charges. the napa patient accused of killing a hospital worker will appear in court today. deputies say jesse massey killed and robbed a nurse at napa state hospital on
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saturday. the 37-year-old has an extensive criminal history deemed as criminally insane. union workers will meet with management today to push for more ground security as well as surveillance cameras. let's check traffic and weather. elizabeth, we are looking for a smooth commute this morning. no worry about rain on the roads. >> we had a really quiet 5:00 hour but now things are starting to pop up on our chp reports. richmond eastbound 580 approaching bayview two-car crash. one of the cars is sideways in the road so we have been getting a lot of calls from the kcbs phone force on this one. fortunately no huge delays. it is in the eastbound direction. and it's still early. we got this stall still reported to be in lanes southbound 101 in san francisco approaching cesar chavez. getting calls from the phone force on this one, as well. adolfo says that traffic was just beginning to back up and we were seeing yellow on our sensors changed to green here in the last minute or two so maybe the tow crews cleared it off to the shoulder. at the bay bridge, traffic is flowing nicely and so far no
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delay at the bay bridge toll plaza. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for this morning, we have a frost advisory in effect for our north bay valleys until 8:00 this morning. possibly 32 to 35 degrees. especially in wind sheltered location typically the valley floor. lower 40s in napa, 46 santa rosa, 42 in vallejo, more upper 50s from livermore to fremont. 49 san jose and the lower 50s in san francisco currently. this afternoon, highs close to yesterday. 62 in san francisco. mid-60s in vallejo and oakland. the upper 60s in fairfield, concord and livermore and also in san jose. coming up, the seven-day forecast more rainfall that's on the way i'll clue you in, in just a few minutes.
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california's high-speed rail project on track for more money. it's getting a major boost from the feds. mark sayre in san jose on why the timing could be critical on election day. good morning to you, mark. >> reporter: well, good morning, juliette. news of this $900 million boost from the federal government is actually leaking out two days before its scheduled announcement by the u.s. department of transportation. let's take a look at some animation of this proposed high-speed rail project. it would link the bay area and southern california. it's going to be built over the next decade. we'll get from san francisco to los angeles in two hours and 40 minutes at speeds up to 220 miles per hour. news of the federal funding is coming out from senator barbara boxer who of course is in a re-election fight with former hp ceo carly fiorina and much of this new fund something earmarked for the central valley which of course is a key re-election battleground. but for at least one caltrain rider we found here in san jose this morning, well, she questions the wisdom of the entire project. >> it's not that it's not a
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good idea. the concern is what are we doing now for those people that are working every day and trying to get through with the transportation that they have. >> reporter: so you're more concerned with local transportation than how you get to southern california? >> of course. >> reporter: now, according to one fresno congress person running for re-election this is also huge news in the central valley. this congressman held a news conference to announce this funding two days ahead of the meeting and says the high- speed rail project could be under way by 2012. >> you this, mark sayre in san jose -- thank you, mark sayre in san francisco. thank you. one bay area city ready to honor a fallen police officer. the dedication in the works and why some people are against it. plus, it's the hottest ticket in the country right now. the average price to see the world series and where you can find a special giants cupcakes. ries. today, we'll meg whitman's hometown
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newspaper said it best: "meg whitman has demonstrated a loose relationship with the truth" "a poor understanding of government" "pat solutions for problems whose depth and complexity clearly elude her" "she utterly lacks the qualifications to be governor" jerry brown "offers california exactly what it needs" "good ideas, strong principles a reputation for telling the truth" and the ability to "get things done in sacramento" meg whitman's hometown newspaper and newspapers across the state have endorsed jerry brown for governor.
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david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. he's a moderate, endorsed by the stockton record, the independent, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney and i approved this message. getting ready. just one more day until the world series and today we get a better picture of how the giants and rangers are getting ready. both teams will be releasing their complete rosters during media day today. by mr. bush know
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some of the pitching -- we already know some of the pitching line-ups. lincecum, matt cain, sanchez and bumgarner pitching games 3 and 4 in texas. now, if you want tickets to the series be warned. prices out of the ballpark! tickets are sold out at the at&t ballpark office but on stubhub, season ticketholders are selling their tickets on average each ticket going for about $800. that's the average. 6:12. the world series getting a little more sweet, as well. susie cakes in greenbrae is making special baseball cupcakes featuring the giants. you can find anything from panda cookies to fear the beard treats. >> so we just thought as a community we should get behind the team. we're all really excited and once we started putting them in there they have been requested for and asked for so we figured we could keep them for everybody.
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>> prices run about $3. among the most popular treats fear the beard and anything with a giants logo. some folks on the east coast could miss out on the world series. have you been hearing about this? there is a fight between cablevision and fox, who has the world series. about 3 million subscribers have been without fox programming since october 16. whoa, baseball fans are mad. both companies are trying to settle a fee dispute. they won't want to reach an agreement by tomorrow in time for the game. >> they need to. all right. it is 6:13. his nickname was the hammer. the former lawmaker who is finally getting his day in court. >> and paper bags might be your only option soon. the bay area city taking action against plastic bags.
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i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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delays are possible again for the bay bridge as day 2 of the construction on the new bridge tower that's going up near the "s" curve. with me over the phone now is bart ney with caltrans. hey, bart, i understand there's an update? >> yeah. there is. we got the first piece in last night it landed about 10:00 p.m. and was secured about 11:00. >> what does this mean for drivers? i know the big advice is don't look. sometimes harder to do. it's kind of like telling kids
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don't reach out for the candy, right? >> yeah. it seems like if they do what they did yesterday, no problem. not too much problem with rubbernecking although i'm sure people took a peek but we are prepping to do the next lift today. we already have people out there doing the work. >> so ind the first big piece went in place yesterday -- i understand the first big piece went in place yesterday and you have pieces 2 through 4 that have to be in place today through friday. do you have a time estimate when you're going to do the main construction work? >> the crews are mobilized now. we hope to start the lifting process this morning. it would be midday where it would be visible to traffic on the upper deck. >> okay. thank you so much for joining us over the phone this morning. that was bart ney with caltrans. yeah, yesterday we didn't see any huge problems because of the construction which is good news. traffic is free-flowing across the upper deck and no metering lights and no delay at the bay
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bridge toll plaza so far. earlier accidents eastbound 580 approaching bayview a two-car crash. so far no delays, two lanes are blocked and we are seeing slowing in the commute direction on westbound 580 so rubberneckers there. across the san mateo bridge we are looking okay for this stretch right here but once you get to san mateo westbound 92 approaching alameda there are two dozen loaves of bread baguettes in the roadway can't make this stuff up so watch out for that may cause delays to drivers but again right now your drive time holding steady 14 minutes from 880 towards 101. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. baguettes. >> two dozen of them. weird. >> yeah, you can't make that up. out the door this morning, a frost advisory in effect for our areas well inland especially our north bay valleys. temperatures could in some of our coldest spots be in the 30s. so far, though, temperatures
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near 40 degrees. and we are expecting a range from 40 to 54 but we'll continue to update it with our current temperatures throughout the morning. clear skies, cool temperatures around the bay area and mostly clear conditions along the coastline. for this afternoon, mostly sunny, temperatures up to the upper 60s. mostly sunny with breezy conditions around the bay, temperatures ranging from 63 to 66 degrees. and along the coastline, very little movement. 56 to 59 degrees. sun and clouds and breezy northwest winds around 15 to 20 miles per hour. here's a look at the highs. 50s in pacifica to half moon bay, 60s mountain view, cupertino. 66 campbell. 67 san jose. temperatures in this location typically in the lower 70s. so we are again below average. 68 in antioch and also in brentwood. upper 60s in walnut creek and danville. and the lower 60s in richmond and berkeley with 65 degrees today in san leandro and 65 in hayward. 76 is what it typically feels like in santa rosa this time of the year so we are well off the
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mark. 10 degrees below average there today. mid-60s in nevada and novato. more sunshine around the corner wednesday. chance of rain thursday through saturday. things begin to dry out sunday and monday. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. 6:20. let's take a look at today's top stories. a suspicious fire at an apartment complex has forced some residents out of their homes on arf avenue. three cars caught fire in the carport. there are no reports of any injuries. this morning, elected leaders will meet to discuss pg&e's pipeline inspection report. the utility has found 300 manual gas valves that need to be replaced. about a third of them are in the bay area. and in indonesia at least 23 people are dead after a
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powerful earthquake and tsunami. more than 160 are missing. a 7.7 magnitude quake triggered a 10-foot-high wave yesterday. the tsunami pounded villages on remote islands off western indonesia. time now 6:21. a sports field might be built in east palo alto to honor a fallen police officer. rich may was killed in the line of duty in 2006. last night the planning commission heard testimony from field supporters as well as neighbors concerned about noise, parking and traffic. a decision will not be made until next month at the earliest. former house majority leader tom delay is finally getting his day in court. jury selection begins today for his trial in austin five years after delay was charged with illegally funneling corporate money to help electric republicans to the texas legislature. if convicted, he could face life in prison. 6:21. we are just days away from
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halloween. why many people in san francisco will be seeing zombies on the way to work today. >> can't wait to see this video. >> plus, bedbugs, they are getting worse in the bay area. we'll have the latest apartment building inspected and why an exterminator won't show up anytime soon.
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6:24. it's not halloween yet but this
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morning, zombies are taking over downtown san francisco. here's what we know. starting at 7:00 a.m., them be along the embarcadero to promote amc's the walking dead. 26 other major cities around the world are also taking part in the event. we will certainly get video of this. the city of berkeley is moving forward to ban plastic bags. councilmembers are meeting tonight about the issue. supporters of the ban say plastic bags hurt the environment. but critics say a ban would cost jobs and be a burden on businesses. the feds are sending out letters to all schools today. it's in response to several high-profile cases of bullying. the u.s. department of education says schools could be violating antidiscrimination laws if they fail to adequately address ethnic, sexual or gender-based harassment so that leads to us our question of the day, what more can schools do to help stop bullying? iend just be a parent.
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re consequences for bullies and their parents and more otection for the victims. and ays, m d's school ero to e policy. the bully is sent home th the i if it continues, t expel nd your s to mornings at cbs five . we a on >> i think they definitely have their hands on the problem. >> a lot of schools have programs where they teach, they have assemblies and talk about it and even at my home i ask my kids, is there anything i need to know about going on at school? you just have to keep asking them. it's 6:26. bedbugs are take over one bay area apartment complex. >> the evidence one neighbor shows us and why an exterminator has yet to show up. the improvements that pg&e wants to put into place following the deadly san bruno explosion and fire. that story coming up. and the metering lights were turned on about five minutes ago at the bay bridge
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toll plaza. so traffic is already really stacking up at the bay bridge. we'll give you an update on all of your bridges plus that earlier accident in richmond coming up. david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts.
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he's a moderate, endorsed by the stockton record, the independent, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney and i approved this message. [ mom ] my son ryan didn't know his voulez-vous from his frere jacques... [ speaking french ] [ mom ] he decided to study in paris. ♪ ♪ to see french masterpieces with his very own eyes. we even linked our citibank account to his so when his account ran low we just transferred funds. i just hope the language isn't a barrier. bonjour. [ mom ] my ryan can be very shy. [ male announcer ] from linked accounts to citi mobile we make it simple to manage your finances. what's your story? citibank can help you write it. [ male announcer ] with jerry brown, it's just one dishonest smear after another. and another. just a dishonest politician trying to hide his record of failure. the real brown plan? more spending on out-of-control state pensions. more favors for the big teachers union, blocking education reform. more job-killing taxes and regulations. more of the same old failure from sacramento. job killer
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jerry brown. always more taxes more spending, and more lost jobs. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. good morning. it's tuesday, october 26. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning. it is 6:29. we begin with a developing
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story out of hayward. car fires, not one, but several outside an apartment complex have forced residents out of their homes. holly quan is in hayward and joins us by phone now. holly, i understand police are calling the fire suspicious? >> reporter: yeah. definitely. i'm in the carport of this low- rise high density townhouse complex on arf drive off hesperian. around 4:00 a.m. firefighters arrived to find four cars fully engulfed. the heat was so intense it melted the bumpers and taillights of cars across the driveway. but 20 people were evacuated from the nearby units because the fire was causing windows to burst and plastic vertical blinds to melt. the battalion chief says that car fires are not unusual. they happen every day but four of them fully engulfed all at the same time that's suspicious. these four cars are just burned- out shells. no one was injured. investigators will be looking into where the point of ignition may be and if there is a firebug on the loose. >> holly we heard maybe it
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started in a dumpster. is that the case? >> reporter: they were looking around -- there are some dumpsters around here. it's really dark out here, very high density low-rise open carports so these cars are vulnerable and open to anybody. they did get a lot of the cars that were on either side out but the fire by the time they got here was going so fiercely, that there want a whole lot they could do to save the cars on fire. they have to wait until daylight to investigate. right now, you have a bunch of burnt-out shells in a pulled of water. >> quickly holly, what about the residents? are they just standing around? are they able to go back into their apartment yet? >> there was one unit that was damaged. that was the one that had some windows that burst out and melted blinds. those people are looking for another place to statement there are a lot of residents still standing around in their pajamas who couldn't believe it
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was such an intense fire. so it was a rude awakening for a lot of people. >> everybody okay. that's good to hear. thank you, holly quan with kcbs radio. in just a few hours several bay area mayors will meet with pg&e to discuss the utility's pipeline inspection report. 300 manual gas valves may need to be replaced and a third are in the bay area. sharon chin has the latest from san bruno. >> reporter: good morning. pg&e's recommendation for those upgrades will be the topic of discussion this morning at a meeting that congresswoman jackie spears called for her san mateo office -- jackie speier called for her office this morning. they are going to put an automatic or remote-controlled shutoff that could be $450 million. the manual valves are an issue
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because after the san bruno pipeline ruptures, workers needed an hour and a half to close them manually. some 300 valves that pg&e is considering upgrading about a third of them are in the bay area on the peninsula, the south bay and the east bay. >> i expect that one of the things they are going to be able to tell us is precisely where they are going to be putting the remote and automatic shutoff valves along the corridor here in san mateo county. >> reporter: now, we talked to pg&e's spokesman by phone this morning and he said as you recall that they are still working on the details not sure how it's going to work. pg&e says it found and repaired 38 leaking natural gas pipeline after the san bruno fire, as well. the utility says there were no immediate safety issues involved. after the deadly san bruno explosion and fire, state regulators ordered pg&e to inspect its whole network and pg&e is expected to finish its
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entire inspection in december. in addition to this morning's closed-door meeting at jackie speier's office, she planned a town hall meeting meeting friday night that's going to involve pg&e, public utilities commission, ntsb, they will be there at saint robert's catholic church at 6:30 on friday for that meeting. two people charged with posing as san bruno explosion victims are in more trouble. the man and woman failed to show up in court yesterday. they are accused of trying to get fake identification saying their homes burned so they could collect benefits. taylor is believed to be in custody on unrelated charges. 6:34. two teens accused of setting a san jose school on fire are expected to enter pleas in court today. the 16- and 17-year-olds are charged as adults. investigators say they started a fire at trace elementary school back in july which caused about $10 million in
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damage. neither teen ever attended the school. they are held without bail. serve more days until the election and first lady michelle obama will be in southern california today. seven more days until the election. first lady michelle obama spoke at a fundraiser last night in san francisco. >> it is a pleasure and a thrill to be here with so many fabulous women and a few brave men, as well. good to have you guys here. >> 700 people paid $500 each to have dinner with the first lady. she is working to keep democrats in control in congress. this morning, mrs. obama will be one of several speakers at a women's conference in long beach along with senator barbara boxer. there is a deadline today if you want to vote by mail in next week's elections. today is the last day to request mail ballots through the mail or online. the requests have to be at the registrar's office today not just in the mail. after today you have to go to the election office in person if you want a mail ballot.
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now approaching on a fast track from washington more money for california's high- speed rail project. mark sayre is in san jose with more on why the timing of it all could be very critical. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a $900 million boost from the federal government to california's high- speed rail project but it's all coming out two days before the formal announcement by the united states department of transportation. let's show you some animation of the project, this high-speed rail project linking the bay area with southern california. two hours and 40 minutes from downtown san francisco to downtown l.a. at speeds up to 220 miles an hour. news of the federal funding coming out from senator barbara boxer who of course in a key re- election challenge by former hp ceo carly fiorina. much of this new funding earmarked for the central valley, a critical election battleground but at least one caltrain rider in san jose questions the wisdom of the entire project. >> there's enough volume that's
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going to go on high-speed rail to get down to l.a.? the cost of a plane ticket is pretty cheap. and they are going to have to compete with that. and i don't see the price of a train ticket being any cheaper than you can go by air. now, it might be more fuel- efficient but the costs known how many billions of dollars it's going to build the rail, it will be exorbitant. >> reporter: senator boxer not the only politician discussing this. a fresno congressman held a news conference at the amtrak station in fresno yesterday to tout the benefits for jobs in the central valley so all sorts of people making political hay out of this. we should hear a formal announcement from the feds on thursday. >> thank you, mark. she says there's baguettes on the road and now sid and i would like to have some bread and but ther. >> funny, mike our director said emergency crews are
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heading to bring brie and fruit. so thanks, mike, for that line. i liked it. actually the baguettes are gone. we'll update you in a second. first this accident in richmond eastbound 580 approaching regatta boulevard they changed the location. they issued a traffic alert because it was so bad in the area. they cleared the cars to the center divide. two cars were facing sideways in the roadblocking lanes for a half hour. so eastbound traffic was jammed from 23rd but you can see some slowing on the sensors westbound, as well. if you are commuting down the eastshore freeway, pretty good. our camera just froze but this is a live look near ashby. still moving along well until you get closer to the macarthur maze and the bay bridge toll plaza where they turned on the metering lights early on just before 6:20 this morning so we are hearing that it's already backed up towards the macarthur maze. our bay bridge toll plaza camera is not available today. so just going to have to kind of take or word for it for right now. across the deck, traffic is
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fine on westbound 80 into san francisco. a live look at the san mateo bridge, they cleared the 12 baguettes from the road on westbound 92 approaching alameda. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. i don't know what's funnier the baguettes or the fact that someone counted them. >> 24, two dozen. >> it's chilly out there frost advisory for our north bay valleys until 8:00 a.m. temperatures could bottom out to 32 to 35 degrees. frost is possible. wind sheltered locations valley floors have the best chance of those cold temperatures. the currents are cooling off a bit. napa now 38 degrees. 39 vallejo. mid-40s in fairfield and concord, 45 livermore, 45 fremont, lower 50s oakland and san francisco, mid-40s in san rafael and in santa rosa. cool start to the day and later on temperatures will warm up to the mid-60s in napa and santa
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rosa. mid-60s in vallejo and san rafael. upper 60s fairfield, concord and livermore. 64 oakland and 65 in fremont, 67 degrees in san jose. 62 in san francisco. temperatures not really the big story. more rainfall, yeah, it's on the way. we'll take a look at your seven- day forecast in just a few moments. >> thank you. it is 6:40. some people in an oakland apartment building are unable to sleep tight. they claim their homes are infested with bedbugs. in fact, one tenant showed cbs 5 some scars as well as blood trails on her mattress. and she says she is not the only one who has raised the issue in the building. >> i was scratching all over my arms and legs and body. and then after that, you know, i took a shower. >> a health inspector confirmed the bed bug infestation at that building last month. the building is in foreclosure and the company working with the bank to sell it says it will hire an exterminator just
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as soon as the winning bid comes in. nearby contra costa county has actually established a bedbug task force. it will hold an informational town hall meeting thursday night at meadow homes elementary school in concord. san jose's redevelopment agency will be in the spotlight in city hall today. it's on life support even as it strives to buy land for a major league baseball stadium. matt bigler joins us from kcbs radio's silicon valley bureau. >> reporter: good morning. the redevelopment agency near san jose was once flush with cash. that's largely disappeared over the last 10 years. to give you some idea, at the beginning. decade it had about $148 million for capital improvements at the beginning of the decade. now it has $1 1 million. mayor reed says it was used to create thousands of private sector jobs over the years. >> you have dozens of companies that were located in san jose with thousands of jobs that
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have been created in san jose with the assistance of our redevelopment agency funding. that, unfortunately, is ending because the state's taking the money and the economy is hitting the budget in a negative way. >> reporter: now, one of the most high-profile impacts of this, the redevelopment agency may not have enough money to buy up the two parcels of land needed for a possible downtown baseball stadium estimated at 7.5 million dollars. as owner lew wolff says he may be able to help out with some of the purchase. the agency is still facing nearly $60 million in debt payments that the city may have to cover because the city and the redevelopment agency are actually two separate legal entities. all of this will be talked about later today. there is a meeting at 1:30 at city hall where the city council is expected to approve the mayor's redevelopment agency budget message. i'm matt bigler live in san jose for cbs 5. matt, thank you. 6:42. we are counting the hours now
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east bound 580 approaching regatta boulevard, eastbound traffic backed up to 23rd and slowing in the westbound 580 commute direction. that's the hotspot. otherwise a lot of congestion coming off the antioch bridge, looks okay. but then check out the slow sensors for your westbound highway 4 ride. heavy from a street to loveridge. highway 4 always slowest bound 580 always slow around this time, as well. heavy from grant line to airway boulevard. bay bridge fine on the upper deck heading into san francisco. pretty backed up at the bay bridge toll plaza to the maze for 10 minutes. they turned on the metering lights just before 6:20. no problems with the bridge, just all those commuters heading into the city right now. and in the south bay, no big
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problems through here. 101, nice flow of traffic from santa clara all the way out through morgan hill or from morgan hill towards santa clara. and out of downtown san jose here's live look at 280 traffic. that's right there by the 880 interchange. but you can see all green showing top speeds meaning speeds above 40 miles an hour along the peninsula 101 and 280 looking nice along both those stretches. mass transit is rolling along on time. so bart, ace, muni and caltrain. of course, things can change at any time so remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9- fm. tracy i want to hit repeat on yesterday. yesterday was gorgeous. >> she wants a repeat performance. >> yes. >> you know, normally i would say you know elizabeth i can't give you that but today pretty close same old same old more sunshine expected. looking toward the ferry building, i wanted to show you the flag. winds right now around 5 miles an hour here in the city. they are expected to be fairly breezy for the afternoon. that's about 15 to 20 miles an hour so that's going to make
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your air temperature feel cooler. out the door, frost advisory in effect for our valleys north bay valleys expecting your temperatures to range from 36 to 46 degrees. clear skies and cool around the bay with temperatures ranging from 45 to 54 degrees. and the coastline 50 to 56 with mostly clear conditions. for the afternoon, mostly sunny, there is elizabeth weather repeat. 64 to 68 degrees. breezy conditions around the bay and also along the coast. temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-60s. plenty of sunshine today let's get more specific. so who is going to be feeling what? upper 60s in san jose and morgan hill with 67 degrees. bear in mind san jose's normal daytime highs this time of the year 72. 65 in mountain view and sunnyvale. 64 in palo alto. 65 degrees in redwood city. nice temperatures but technically still cooler than average. upper 60s in antioch and brentwood. upper 60s in concord and walnut creek and danville. 66 in dublin and pleasanton. 65 in san leandro and hayward.
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and the lower 60s in richmond and berkeley with 64 degrees in oakland. north bay mid-60s from sonoma to napa to petaluma. 64 in novato. 46 in kentfield. and the lower 60s in sausalito, san francisco and mill valley. five-day forecast boy today tonight tomorrow it's going to be a three-peat. three beautiful days monday, tuesday and wednesday. showers rainfall in the forecast thursday, friday and saturday. and sunday, we begin to dry out with plenty of sunshine for monday. that's your weather. back to you. >> thank you. home prices will tumbling in many american cities including the bay area. here's jason brooks with kcbs and he has the latest. good morning. >> good morning. not exactly the news we wanted to hear but the home market is showing some weakness when it comes to prices. just not a lot of demand as unemployment continues to stay high. the s&p k schiller index shows
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in its 20 city index from july to august was .2%. the bay area had a worse drop at .3% although when you look at the year-over-year numbers the bay area had the biggest increase at 7.8%. ford showing strength. its earnings up 70% from a year ago at $1.7 billion. the company says its market share in september increased from 14.7% to 16.7% nearly catching up to gm ford's u.s. market share. ford also says it will increase production in the current quarter and it also says it's going to reduce its debt significantly. its stock is up this morning on that news. overall the market is heading south a little on the home price report as well as the dollar strengthening against the euro. the dow off by 41 points. nasdaq down by 16. s&p 500 off by 5. a lot of reports that the walkman is dead. well, sony is stopping production in japan but will
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produce it in china. one particular walkman called the weather radio cassette player will continue to be sold in the u.s. 30 bucks, got instant access to the national weather service. but walkman has long sinced passed by. sold 220 million of those but all but 34 million were up until about 2000 just a year before the ipod made its debut sydnie and juliette. >> if you have one of those and you pull it out you realize how big it is compared to the tiny little ipods now. it's just amazing. >> one day it might be worth some money as an antique if you can find yours. i think i still have one somewhere in a box. >> taking up space. thank you, it's 6:51. if you want tickets to the series be warned prices are out of the ballpark. >> tickets sold out at at&t park box office but on stubhub, season ticketholders are making
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money selling their tickets. average price is $800. >> and take a look at the special bats for the world series. players names from both teams are engraved on the wooden bats. >> is this louisville slugger where they are making these bats? >> yes. >> that's right. >> so they have been making world series bats since 1903. all right. 6:52. and there's a bigger push for a high-speed rail in the bay area. >> the major funding announcement and why the timing could be crucial. we know everyone's looking for ways to save. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at
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spending, and more lost jobs. the death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami.. now climbed to at least 113. between breaking news out of indonesia. the death toll from an earthquake and tsunami is 113. between 150 and 500 others are missing. a 7.7 magnitude earthquake triggered a 10-foot-high wave yesterday. rescuers are having a hard time reaching some spots close to the epicenter because of strong winds and rough seas today. 6:55. this morning, bay area mayors will meet with pg&e to discuss
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utility's new pipeline inspection report. sharon chin on the trouble spots they are concerned about. sharon. >> reporter: yeah. the pg&e report definitely a topic of discussion this morning at a closed-door meeting at congresswoman jackie speier's san mateo office. she has invited a number of bay area mayors. the utility said it found about 300 manual gas valves that need to be replaced with faster shutoff options like automatic or remote control. the cost could be up to $450 million. the problem of the manual valves came up when workers could not close the affected valves until an hour and a half after the san bruno explosion and fire. about a third of the valves that pg&e wants to replace are in the peninsula, in the south bay and east bay. so the public can find out more this friday night at a special meeting at saint robert's catholic church in san bruno. that's a town hall meeting. >> thank you. sharon chin in san bruno, thank you. four cars set on fire at a hayward apartment complex this morning a few hours ago at a
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carport on arf avenue. four cars completely destroyed. 20 people had to be evacuated. no one was injured. fire investigators calling this fire suspicious. california's high-speed rail system getting more federal funding. the latest installment from washington, $902 million. that's out of about $2.5 billion from the federal government to high-speed rail in several states. the palo alto city council has voted unanimously against having a high-speed rail station in that city. all right. well, let's talk about our traffic. elizabeth is here to focus in on that. is that purple velvet? >> i know. simon our technical director said i looked very much like a member of the monkees today. i thought prince. [ laughter ] >> all right. thank you, simon. all right. let's go out live to the bay bridge. this is a shot of the upper deck. delays are possible again later today. they are putting in another section of the new bay bridge tower going up next to the "s"
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curve. we got an update earlier this morning -- [ laughter ] >> -- from bart ney with caltrans who said in the update that the most visible work is happening midday. so again they are asking people not to rubberneck. we did not see any big delays on day 1 of the construction yesterday. so at the toll plaza by the way it is backed up to the maze. and a quick update on bart. just word now of some delays for bart trains heading into the san francisco -- or sfo and millbrae directions? 10- to 15-minute delays on those trains. ace, muni caltrain on time. got me all distracted. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. this is my favorite color, i like purple. >> purple velvet. >> i would say plum. >> a little austin powers going on there. [ laughter ] our forecast for today, it's going to be another nice one. elizabeth loved the weather yesterday. you're going to love today. upper 50s at the coast, 60s at the bay and inland. plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow. take a look at a storm system
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coming in. thursday, friday, saturday, a good chance of getting wet. more rainfall moving back into the bay area. sunday, looks like we'll be drying out. monday sunshine with temperatures warming up. world series game 1 takes place tomorrow right here in san francisco against the texas rangers. 59 degrees, partly cloudy skies, go, giants. >> you can feel the energy. absolutely. >> everybody is talking about. everybody is excited a little pep in their step. got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email number one giants fan in the newsroom! >> all right. we also want to take you outside because live pictures now of the ferry building and all lit up in orange for orange pride for our giants. that's a beautiful shot. >> yeah. >> even mother nature getting into the act. you can see a little bit of the orange, you know, orange on the horizon at sun-up. so everybody enjoy and get ready. tomorrow's the big day. >> whoo! >>


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